4 Hours | 4 CEs

This self-paced training program on the Introduction to Using the MMPI-3 in Psychological Practice is presented by Martin Sellbom, PhD

This self-paced training program introduces the 335-item MMPI-3, the most recent version of the MMPI instruments, to clinical psychologists. Topics include the rationale for, and methods used to develop the instrument, the various materials available to score and interpret the test, understanding the nature of the new normative sample, psychometric functioning of the MMPI-3 scales, and interpretive recommendations. Cases derived from a variety of settings are be used to illustrate the interpretative framework.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the rationale for and methods used to develop the 52 MMPI-3 Scales

  • Describe the 52 scales of the MMPI-3

  • Describe the MMPI-3 materials and documentation

  • Describe the psychometric findings available to guide MMPI-3 interpretation

  • Describe the MMPI-3 interpretative framework

Presented By

Martin Sellbom, PhD

Martin Sellbom is a Professor in Clinical Psychology at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2007 from Kent State University. His research focuses on psychopathy and other personality disorders, the integration of personality and psychopathology, and personality assessment with the MMPI instruments. Professor Sellbom's work has been featured in approximately 250 publications and he has co-authored a book on the forensic applications of the MMPI-2-RF (published by the University of Minnesota Press). He has won several awards, including the American Psychological Foundation’s Theodore Millon mid-career award for advancing personality science, American Psychology-Law Society’s Saleem Shah Award and Society for Personality Assessment’s Samuel and Anne Beck Award for early career achievement. Professor Sellbom serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Personality Assessment. For his clinical practice, he specializes in forensic psychological evaluations.
  • Intended Audience

    This self-paced course is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This self-paced course is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

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  • 1


    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2


    • Lesson 1 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 3

    MMPI-3 Scales

    • Lesson 2 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 4

    Normative Sample

    • Lesson 3 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 5

    Psychometrics & Literature

    • Lesson 4 Video

    • Clinical Neuropsychology Setting

    • Self-Importance Scale

  • 6

    Administering & Scoring

    • Lesson 5 Video

  • 7

    Interpreting the MMPI-3

    • Lesson 6 Video

  • 8

    Case Illustrations

    • Lesson 7 Video

  • 9


    • Instructions

    • Evaluation

    • Submission Verification

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